Tag Archives: Mental Floss

Surfing the web

19 Dec

We’ve somehow made it to another Friday, which means The Max is here to help you be as unproductive at work as possible. Here are some great links that will help you waste away your work day:

Did you know the New York Mets were almost called the New York Bees? It’s true. Check out Mental Floss for a full list of team names that almost were.

The Sports Hernia takes a look at athletic brothers and their notable accomplishments. We’re not sure if it was intentional (it so was), but our favorite part was when they referred to Venus and Serena Williams as brothers. The Sports Hernia…

Buffalo Bills QB J.P. Losman caught on camera getting cozy with a young lady. Sports Crunch…

Peter Abraham does a great job breaking down how the CC Sabathia and A.J. Burnett signings came to be. Check it out at LoHud.

Did David Wright and Erin Andrews cuddle up for the cameras? Deadspin…

Julia (of Julia’s Rants fame) is certainly looking at the no Tex in Boston situation with great optimism. Julia…

YouTube Video of Week
Zack Morris practically lived at The Max. But you never really saw Mr. Belding there, until now. Here he is singing karaoke with Brooke Hogan of all people.

Surfing the Web

14 Nov

It’s Friday, and you know what that means – stop being so productive at work and surf the web. Here are some links that might help you get started:

The Hockey Hall of Fame ceremony was held at, none other than, Steve’s place. (The Onion)

Gilbert Arenas believes in change. Don’t believe him? Shake his hand. (Intentional Foul)

The TV Sports Theme Song Quiz will have you scratching your head. (Mental Floss)

The Blazers Dancers have gotten new outfits. Truth is that we really don’t care. But the fact that they are new means that it’s news and gives us the opportunity to link to some beautiful babies, as Vince Vaughn would say in Swingers. (Blaze of Love)

NBA jerseys: There’s been some bad ones over the past 10 years. (Bad Jerseys)

YouTube Video of the Day
Ok, so it’s really from ESPN. But we can’t give up our awesome branding of “YouTube Video of the Day,” especially since its been in existence since, like, October. Thanks to the YES web guy for sending us this link.


Surfing the web

16 Oct

Well, The Max made it to another Friday. And as is quickly becoming the tradition over here, we like to offer you some witty web findings that should help you get through your day at the office. Like last week, this should eat up a few hours. How you spend the rest of your work day is up to you.

Mental Floss wants you to name all 30 NHL teams in five minutes. It’s harder than it sounds. But we were pretty proud of our 25-out-of-30 attempt, and we don’t even consider hockey a sport (well, a good one, anyway). Continue…

Speaking of Mental Floss, they list their favorite athletes that did not collect $200 when they went directly to jail. Continue…

ESPN traces the phrase “Manny being Manny” all the way back to 1995. Continue…

Deadspin features the world’s dumbest Phillies fan. Continue…

The Big Lead reviews Versus’ new show Sports Soup. The article’s length could be cut in half, but there is an opinion in there somewhere, we swear. We’re only providing you with this link because we know you didn’t see the show. Continue…

YouTube Baseball Video of the Week
Somebody finally told Mr. Met that his team is no longer playing baseball. Poor guy: